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Monarch, Beaver Creek and Copper Jan 8-11

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 My daughter Victoria and I arrived in Denver on 1/7, drove to Sailda, dropped our skis off at Mt. Shavano ski shop for a tune and wax (great folks who do a super job at a reasonable price) and went in search of a big screen to watch Bama kick some longhorn butt.  Woke up the next morning to a bright an COLD morning.  The deer in Salida were even looking for a break from the chilly wind.

We skied two days at Monarch and the conditions were OK considering they had the busiest Christmas holiday in history and not much snow since.  The south facing slopes and the green runs you had to take to move around the mountain were not in great shape, but everything was pretty nice.  Here we are at the top of the aptly named Panorama lift.

A closer look at the bowl behind us shows a fair bit of slide activity.

Here is a pic of me coming down Ticaboo.

On the 10th, we met up with Mr. Vertical, DonDenver, his wife Betsy
and their friend and their friend Katie at Beaver Creek.  Let me tell you those guys can ski and are a blast to spend the day with.  Mr. Vertical thanks again for your awesome hospitality.  Beaver Creek was pretty firm in the morning, probably the hardest snow I have ever skied in Colorado, but softened up nicely after it warmed up a bit.  Here is Victoria enjoying one of BC'c killer chocolate chip cookies.

Our last day Vic and I spent a Copper, again the day started out cold with very hard snow but it did soften up a bit as the day got warmer.  This is a shot of Vic late in the afternoon on Rosi's Run.

All in all, it was a great trip, even though the snow wasn't the best.  Don, Betsy, Katie and Glen are great people and we really enjoyed their company.  I can't wait to get back and make some more turns with them.









 

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Steve, it was a pleasure meeting you and your daughter at the Beav.  I know that Betsy, Tsavo (Katy) and Mr. Vertical certainly enjoyed the day skiing with you two as well. 

Ever true that Epic has made it our fortune to meet interesting and like minded skiing fanatics on the hill.  Also confirms it’s more fun skiing & talking on the lifts rather than exchanging posts via an alias

I did find one “non-action” pic of the posse at the Beav…unfortunately a bit out of focus.  Look forward to skiing with you again.. 

[@ base of chair 17 L-R; Roadrash, daughterRoadrash, Betsy, Mr. Vertical, Tsavo ]:   

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Steve & Victoria,
                          Enjoyed your company! Wish we had a Powder Day, but still a good time was had by all! Were happy to show you some of Beaver Creek's Real estate! When my Power Ball numbers come in, you will know where to find me!
 Here is a few shots we took @ the Beav!
 Till we get to do it again!Group shot!The family that skis together.....
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Going to ski Copper Sun 1-17, today we took the sleds up to treeline old mine built in 1890s called the Champion, Nice snow & a change from skiing groomers!Champion Mine 11,000'
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Thanks for showing me the BC real estate, but I think this is the only place I would be able to afford

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Going to ski Copper Sun 1-17, today we took the sleds up to treeline old mine built in 1890s called the Champion, Nice snow & a change from skiing groomers!Champion Mine 11,000'
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